Can Employers Force Employees to Return to the Workplace?

By: Colin A. Walker

April 15, 2021

As the pandemic slowly comes to an end, many employers are considering whether it is time to ask their employees to return to the workplace.

Separation Agreements

By: Colin A. Walker

April 6, 2021

Separation agreements help companies and employees avoid disputes and achieve an amicable separation of their affairs at the end of the employment relationship.

Bill Introduced in Colorado Legislature Would Substantially Expand Employment Discrimination Law

By: Colin A. Walker

March 24, 2021

On March 8, 2021, Senate Bill 21-176, “Protecting Opportunities and Workers’ Rights (POWR) Act,” was introduced in the Colorado Legislature.

Considerations for Departing Executives

By: Colin A. Walker

March 16, 2021

When a C-Level executive separates from employment (by resignation, termination, or otherwise), there are a number of issues the executive should consider both to protect the executive from claims by the company and to preserve claims or protect their rights.

Measures to Reduce Risk upon Separation

By: Colin A. Walker

March 9, 2021

It is important for employers to take precautions to ensure that departing C-Level executives do not engage in misconduct which could harm the business.

Colorado Statute Limits Use of Employee’s Personal Social Media Accounts for Business Purposes

By: Colin A. Walker

March 2, 2021

Social media accounts have become ubiquitous in recent years, especially in the business environment. LinkedIn and similar platforms are regularly used for sales, recruiting, networking, and other activities critical to a business’ success.

Traps for the Unwary Executive or Founder When Offering Securities

By: Gil B. Selinger and Colin A. Walker

February 23, 2021

Executives of early and mid-stage growth companies are often tasked by their founders (if they are not one and the same person) to work towards raising capital to help their company grow.

Tax Considerations with Severance Pay: Section 409A

By: Colin A. Walker

February 17, 2021

When an employer and employee consider entering into an agreement that provides the employee with a right to severance pay (a specified amount of pay upon termination of employment), they should consider the tax implications.

New Colorado Requirements for Job Postings Outside of an Employer's Organization

By: Colin A. Walker

February 9, 2021

Colorado’s pay equity law, the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, was passed by the legislature two years ago and it just went into effect January 1 of this year.

Termination of the Employment Relationship

By: Colin A. Walker

February 3, 2021

Employment in the United States is generally “at-will,” meaning that the employee and employer both have the right to terminate the employment relationship at any time, without prior notice, for any reason or no reason.

Employment Law Changes To Expect Under the Biden Administration

By: Colin A. Walker

January 26, 2021

Most newly-elected presidents have a different take on employment and workplace laws than their predecessors and that is certainly the case with President Biden.

Attorneys’ Fees Provisions

By: Colin A. Walker

January 20, 2021

In the United Sates, generally, each party must pay its own attorneys’ fees. However, that can be changed by contract and prevailing party attorneys’ fees provisions, by which the prevailing party in litigation can recover attorneys’ fees from the other party, are common in executive employment agreements.

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Considerations for Departing Executives

Measures to Reduce Risk upon Separation

Colorado Statute Limits Use of Employee’s Personal Social Media Accounts for Business Purposes

Traps for the Unwary Executive or Founder When Offering Securities

Tax Considerations with Severance Pay: Section 409A

New Colorado Requirements for Job Postings Outside of an Employer's Organization

Termination of the Employment Relationship

Employment Law Changes To Expect Under the Biden Administration

Attorneys’ Fees Provisions

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